Playback Screens & Menus

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When you press the Play button on the back of the camera either the last image/video captured or the last file viewed along with little to no exposure information is displayed on the LCD (depending on menu settings used). While you're in Play mode pressing the DISP. button controls the amount of information displayed on the LCD from: minimal info (aperture/shutter speed, file and image numbers), complete exposure info (mode used, ISO aperture/shutter speed, metering, picture style, file size, etc.) and a brightness histogram, extended info with the RGB histograms, and back to no information at all.





canon_60d_play_index_anim.gifTo help you quickly search through stored images on the card, Canon has included an Index display option. Activated by pressing the AE/AF Lock button (the checker board icon), this option will display an index with 4 small thumbnails. Pressing the Index button again changes to 9 thumbnails per page. You can then using the 4-way controller or control dial to navigate through your files.





canon_60d_play_zoom_anim.gifFor those who wish to examine photos more closely, you can use the Magnify playback function. Here you press the AF point selection button (the magnifying glass icon). Each time you press the button the image is magnified more until you reach the maximum of 10x. At any step you can scroll around inside the image using the 4-way controller.





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  • Protect Images - Disable, Enable
  • Rotate - Change the orientation of an image 90° at a time
  • Rating - Give your images a rating of 1-5 stars
  • Creative Filters - Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect
  • Resize - 8.0M, 4.5M, 2.5M, 0.3M
  • Highlight Alert - Disable, Enable
  • AF Point Display - Shows the focus points for the image
  • Image Jump w/main control dial - 1 image, 10 images, 100 images, Screen, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills





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Play menu options:

  • Protect - Protect/unprotect images
  • Rotate - Manually rotate portrait mode images
  • Erase images - Select and erase images or All images on card
  • Print Order - Set DPOF printing information
  • Creative Filters - Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect
  • Resize - 8.0M, 4.5M, 2.5M, 0.3M
  • RAW Image Processing - Automatically converts RAW images to JPEG images on the camera
  • Highlight Alert - Disable, Enable
  • AF Point Display - Shows the focus points for the image
  • Histogram - Select Brightness or RGB histogram
  • Image Jump w/main control dial - 1 image, 10 images, 100 images, Screen, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
  • Slide Show - Start and automated slide show playback
  • Rating - Allows you to Rate your photos from 1 to 5 stars
  • Ctrl over HDMI - Enable or Disable





canon_60d_play_movie.JPGVideo files are played back full screen with VCR-like controls, or on your TV via the supplied Audio/Video cable. The 60D also offers HDMI output when using the optional HDMI Cable HTC-100 (about $70). When playing movies back in-camera, sound is heard through the built-in speaker, and rotating the main control dial controls the volume.





canon_60d_play_movie_edit.JPGYou can also edit movies right in the camera. This is a new function was first seen on the Powershot line of point-n-shoot cameras and then recently introduced to Canon's dSLR's on the T2i.





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  • Auto power off - 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 minutes or Off
  • Auto rotate - Enable auto rotation of portrait mode images in camera, on computer or both
  • Format - Format the CF card
  • File numbering - Continuous, Auto reset, or Manual reset
  • Select Folder - Choose the folder to save your images
  • LCD brightness - LCD back light intensity, 7 levels
  • Date / Time - Set date and time
  • Language - Sets the menu language
  • Video system - NTSC or PAL video output
  • Sensor cleaning - Choose when the Sensor is cleaned: Auto, Clean Now, Clean Manually
  • Lock - Disable, Enable
  • Battery Info. - Gives % remaining, Shutter count and recharging information
  • INFO. Button Display Options - Choose any of the 3 screens to display: Camera Settings, Electronic Level, Shooting Functions
  • Camera User Settings - Register and Clear User settings
  • Copyright information - Display copyright information for: Author's name, enter details, delete copyright information
  • Clear all camera settings - Clear all camera or Custom Function settings
  • Firmware Ver. - Display camera firmware rev#, can be user-updated

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